‘The Philippines’ Most Overcrowded Prison

Prisoners sleep on a staircase inside the Quezon City Jail, at night in Manila, Philippines. The jail was built in 1953 to house 800 people, though the UN says it should accommodate no more than 278. In August, Time reported that there were some 3,800 inmates at Quezon.

Jail populations in the Philippines rose sharply after newly inaugurated President Rodrigo Duterte announced an all-out war on drugs.

by Noel Celis

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